As a member of the Littler CaseSmart® team and based in Iowa, Elizabeth N. Overton is responsible for handling administrative agency charges from investigation to conclusion. She works on client-dedicated service teams, focused on handling charges. She investigates charge allegations, reviews pertinent documents, interviews key witnesses, and provides clients an assessment of the risks associated with the charge. In partnership with the client, Liz defends the charge by drafting persuasive position statements and responses to the agency’s requests for information and/or pursues resolution of the charge through formal or informal settlement negotiations.

Liz has experience responding to complaints of discrimination and has represented employers in employment litigation. She has counseled clients to maintain compliance with federal and state laws and in matters such as:

  • Harassment
  • Discrimination
  • The Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA)
  • Drafting employee policies
  • Conducting investigations

Professional & Community Affiliations

Member, Board of Directors

Polk County Bar Association


Polk County Women Attorneys



Iowa State Bar Association


Labor and Employment Section

American Bar Association


  • J.D., Drake University Law School, 2007With High Honors
  • B.A., Simpson College, 2004cum laude

Bar Admission



  • U.S. Court of Appeals, 8th Circuit
  • U.S. District Court, Southern District of Iowa